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Early Days In Wisconsin, 1864

Meg Another tale from my great grandfather’s youth: The Jackson farm was located one-half mile south of the Beebe School on the Lathrop Road. The house was built about 1842 by Jacob Jackson who was the writer’s great-grandfather. It was … Continue reading

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Worth Listening, Worth Reading

Meg I’ve commented before that I think the Obama administration’s decisions have had devastating consequences for preservation of civil liberties in this country.  The TSA scope and grope program is only one of the more egregious examples. Jonathan Turley wrote … Continue reading

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Nasty Stuff in Our Backyard

Meg On the drive here yesterday I was able to catch NPR’s afternoon “All Things Considered” as I crossed the 120+ miles of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  It’s always a preferred news source for us, in addition to The NY Times. … Continue reading

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Death Thoughts

Meg in a Box 28 As mentioned in Sunday’s entry, posts may be sporadic or abbreviated for awhile.  The reason is a trip to northern Michigan to await the death of my mother, in the short term inevitable for some … Continue reading

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War on Photography Update

Meg in a Box 34 The War on Photography seems to have had a resurgence in the past three weeks.  Herewith, in summary form, a number of incidents as reported by Carlos Millier on Pixiq: Gregory Grice, a railfan, was … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Meg I spent significant portions of yesterday in excruciating pain, which rather limited making good on intentions to catch up and post good stuff for you to read.  Even a renewal of my Vicodin prescription didn’t help much.  The only … Continue reading

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Meg’s Dresses 2-30 Taking a bye today.  Busy as hell with Edith’s photos, and no one out there in the wider world has done anything quite stupid enough to be featured here.  Enjoy your Saturday. ————————– A “safe” portrait from … Continue reading

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Meg & the Box 23 Yesterday’s NY Times was rife with good stuff: First, a front-page profile of an especially obnoxious purveyor of anti-Muslim polemics, Brigitte Gabriel: “America has been infiltrated on all levels by radicals who wish to harm … Continue reading

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Short Story 2 A piece by two attorneys for Law.com, “‘Neutrality’ and the Naked Society,” rather nicely encapsulates my own concerns that expansion of search via TSA’s nudie scanners and grope procedures are illegal searches, even if most people accept … Continue reading

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More on Jury Nullification

Meg Against the Wall 1 I’ve written recently about jury nullification and the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA).  Now another twist in the story.  A New Jersey man has been indicted for handing out jury nullification documents outside a Manhattan … Continue reading

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